ECE student Stephen Mara awarded Chancellor's Medallion
Stephen Mara received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in electrical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in computer engineering.
Stephen Mara received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in electrical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in computer engineering. He graduates with high distinction, having earned a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average. Mr. Mara was awarded University Honors in 2015-2017, was named a James B. Angell Scholar 2016-2018, and was named to the Dean’s List seven times. He is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Scholarship.
Mara has held several internships while studying at UM-Dearborn. In 2016, he worked as an electrical engineering intern at Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, working on engine control/transmission control modules. In 2017, he completed an electrical engineering internship at Bosch USA, writing software for their engine calibration lab. He also has worked as an IT consulting intern at Macro Connect, Inc., helping to implement IT infrastructure solutions in Detroit schools. Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty praise Mara's academic excellence and breadth of industry experience.
Mara is an Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program of the Boy Scouts of America. His many hobbies include playing piano and guitar, hiking and backpacking. He also has devoted time to mentoring middle school students.
After graduation, Mara will work in embedded systems development at Vector North America. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in electrical engineering.